Shivaji was the son of a simple jagirdar. He became the founder of the Maratha empire on his own strength. He added a new chapter in history and started a new age. Light is being thrown here on his virtues in brief.
He went to Benares to study Sanskrit but plunged himself in the freedom struggle of the country at an adolescent age. From here his revolutionary life started. He strongly believed that the pleasures of life and revolution were totally different paths. He did not allow the strength of his character to waver even at in the face of adverse circumstances. The police of the British government failed to arrest him in Kakori train dacoity and Saunders' murder cases despite numerous attempts and finally he proved his name Azad by attaining martyrdom in a clash with police.
Azad's contribution in the evolution of India as a nation will continue to encourage freedom lovers all over the world.